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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Let Us Play



Playing is underrated, in my humble opinion. Fun is underrated, too. So Heather came over, and while she played with a sewing machine, I played with transfer dyes. I have discovered the hard way that transfer dyes dripped on your floor do not wash off...which is a pity, as it has ruined a perfectly good floor. Still, the results it gives are interesting. The dye, that is, not the floor. Still, the two pictures are of some pelmet Vilene dyed with transfer dyes, and they're not bad. One is quite clearly A Background, complete with iron holes...I like that effect, or at least, I do, when I intend it, as I did here. Honest, I did! The other is less of a background, more of an image, which is unfortunate, as I don't want to mask it with lutradur, but I won't get texture unless I add some cloth, or something... Ah well. There's always tomorrow, and another set of prints to make...

ps I want Anne Wigfull to adopt Robin...then not only do I not need to tidy up so much, I get access to her stash....which is very probably bigger than mine...

4 comments:

Karoda said...

Ummm, transfers dyes have been a topic several times for me in the last 2 weeks. A local quilter showed off her paintings with them and I so happened to have picked a starter kit up at AQS...she found that the quality of the transfer had more to do with the pressure and heat than either the paper or fabric...was that your case as well?

Anne Wigfull said...

Well, I always intended four babies, so I guess I could manage to adopt Robin, but would I get chocolate when I came to inspect your housekeeping skills?

MargaretR said...

I do so agree with you about playing. I play all the time, with no real finished object to show for it most of the time. After the most horrendous results the first time I used transfer paints, I love them now. Pity about your floor.

Lynda said...

Playing is good for the soul - I don't do enough of it.
I love these images but I'm totally ignorant about transfer dyes. I think I have something to learn. If you get time , you amazingly busy person, please email me and tell me what they are.